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Posted by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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When I was growing up, we moved around a lot and rented homes which often came with really, really ugly wallpapered walls, but we were not allowed to paint over them or change their look. This pretty much turned me off the idea of ever using wallpaper in my own home, until recently. Several random stores around me either display, on their walls, or sell really cool looking wallpaper, the kind that makes me think "I NEED that in my home!"

I looked on the Web and it seems that installing wallpaper is not too quick or simple. You can get it installed for you, or, if you do want to try it yourself, it is recommend you look around for specific tips and instructions to guide you and keep you from ruining your walls, making mistakes and wasting the paper you might have just spent a bundle of money on. These thorough instructions from the DIY Network look straightforward, clear and very detailed and would be a good starting point, I think. The summary of their process is this: (You can click on each step below for more details from their site)

But first, the fun part: Finding paper you love, which will give a room in your home a whole new exciting style and feel. Here are some sites I have found with really cool options. But enjoy the hunt, because there are tons of choices out there to suit any needs or tastes.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/wallpaper

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/hgtv-home-by-sherwin-williams/wallpaper/

http://www.serenaandlily.com/Fabric-Paint/Fabric-Paint-All-Wallpaper

http://www.flavorpaper.com/

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/search/search.jsp?searchPhrase=wallpaper

Have you ever used wallpaper in your home? Do you enjoy it?

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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:03 AM

No, our house didn't have wallpaper when we bought it and we don't plan on putting any up.

Wish2Be
by Michelle on Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:05 AM
I would do it but its such a pain and its expensive.
mackiebugsmom
by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 1:01 AM
We have border up in several rooms. I wouldn't be against doing a while room out two I'm wallpaper if I found something I liked.
miraclemom20821
by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 1:52 AM

We had wallpaper and I took it down and had to remove the wall behund it because of mold and it open up a can of worms.... should have left it up.

wandep
by Pam on Sep. 25, 2013 at 7:41 AM

No, our house doesn't have wallpaper and don't like it. LOL

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

tyfs but i hate wallpaper!!

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Sep. 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

We've taken down every bit of wallpaper we could from our home. I really dislike it, and would prefer paint every time.

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

 There was wallpaper in our last home that we rented. Ugh! It was horrible! They had it there for years and years and they smoked constantly, so it was a horrible yellow color and faded so bad. I don't know if I'd want to use wallpaper in the future.

dusky_rose
by Sue on Sep. 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

No, I just use the borders, because they change the room, but you can remove them to update your look.


elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Wallpaper is sort of "out" in my area.

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